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Dr. Jun Wang

Program of Study:

MSc, Microbiology & Immunology

Project Title:

Using interleukin 17 receptor as a biomarker to tailor triple negative breast cancer therapies

Scholarships and/or Awards:

  • Cancer Research Training Program (CRTP) Traineeship Award (2020)
  • Dalhousie University Pediatric Research Day – 1st Place (Undergraduate and Masters Students) – Oral Presentation (2018)
  • Cecilia Rajaratnam Prize in Plant Cell Biology (2017)
  • Dalhousie University In-Course Scholarship (2014 - 2017)
  • Dalhousie University Entrance Scholarship (2013)

Career Aspirations:

I found my passion for cancer research during my undergraduate Honours project in the Berman Lab at Dalhousie University. This project focused on the development of a zebrafish model of tet2 mutation, a gene commonly mutated in hematological malignancies such as acute myeloid leukemia. After completing my MSc, I plan to continue working in cancer research, particularly in the field of translational research, with the goal of improving of patient outcomes.


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